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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near San Juan Bautista in CA

Earthquake location 36.855999S, -121.5889969WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Juan Bautista in CA. Exact location of event, depth 6.15 km, -121.5889969° West, 36.855999° North. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73096741. Unique identifier: nc73096741. Global time and date of event 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 12:35:55 / October 13, 2018 @ 12:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:35:55 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.15 km (4 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Mountain View (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WNW of San Juan Bautista, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5889969° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.855999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of San Juan Bautista, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-13 12:35:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-13 12:39:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nc The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 54 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73096741 Id of event.
Event Code 73096741 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73096741, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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